Heritage Oaks

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Heritage Oaks Chapter is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Members shall reside in or attend school in Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, or Saratoga areas, or attend the Harker schools or the high schools of Archbishop Mitty, Notre Dame, Presentation or St. Francis. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Heritage Oaks aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Heritage Oaks Chapter donates thousands of service hours each year for over 25 philanthropies in our South Bay community, with mothers and daughters working together side-by-side to make a difference. Through our service, cultural events and hands-on leadership training, we nurture and develop the next generation of women leaders. Along the way, we forge life-long friendships and have a lot of fun. 

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Our membership drive will take place in the fall.  Please check back for more information after October 1st.

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Santa Clara County Parks

Leadership Development

  • President: Jamie Chan
  • President Elect: Janine Evans
  • Secretary: Nandini Bharadhwaj
  • Treasurer: Karen Singh
  • Parliamentarian: Laura Crowe
  • Vice President Communications: Melody Khair
  • Vice President Membership: Tracy Namimatsu
    Reilly Musser
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Akila Varadarajan
  • Vice President Provisionals: Vidya Maniyath
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Rima Beaupre
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Rhonda Nourse
    Kelly Campisi Farwell

Leadership Opportunities for Mothers and Daughters

Our Chapter encourages our members to identify and develop their own leadership style. Mothers and daughters take on leadership roles and build essential skills, such as public speaking, budgeting, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.

Our Patronesses (the mother members) each contribute to the Chapter management. Patronesses are encouraged to hold Board or other leadership positions.

The Ticktockers (the daughter members) meet by grade-level class.  Each Ticktocker class has a different leadership focus.  Beginning in 7th grade, the Ticktockers explore leadership styles, NCL core values and develop friendships. In 8th grade, they learn to communicate more effectively and lead their grade level meetings. They also learn about internet safety, social networking and building self-confidence. As 9th graders, the girls further develop their time management skills and practice conflict resolution. The 10th grade Ticktockers learn about driving, personal safety and develop first aid skills. In 11th grade, the Ticktockers learn money management skills and prepare for future employment with interview practice and resume writing. In their final Ticktocker year, the seniors prepare for college, learning campus safety and event planning.  Also, the seniors mentor the younger Ticktockers and explore opportunities to sustain their NCL contribution subsequent to graduation.

Each Ticktocker holds an annual leadership position as one of the class Board Officers or Committee Members. The Ticktockers are guided in their positions by grade-level Patroness leaders and are trained and mentored by Patroness Board members.

Cultural Experiences

As future leaders, our members build stronger ties with our community through community, philanthropy and cultural events. While we are at it, we learn a lot, build friendships and have fun. Our Mother/Daughter Awards Tea and Fashion Show is one of our signature cultural events of the year, with all Ticktocker classes contributing to the hosting and planning of this annual event.

To promote cultural awareness, the Ticktocker classes have a different cultural focus each year and attend activities within the focus areas:
7th Grade – Musical Theater
8th Grade – Dance/Ballet
9th Grade – Cultural Festival
10th Grade – Art Museum
11th Grade – Musical Arts
12th Grade – Dramatic Arts

Our Chapter History

The Heritage Oaks Chapter of NCL, Inc. was formed in 2004 and became a chartered chapter in February 2006.  We are located in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Our members live in Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose and Saratoga, and attend 15 different designated schools including Fisher Middle School, Redwood Middle School, St Andrews, Archbishop Mitty High School, Los Gatos High School, Saratoga High School, and Valley Christian.

The name – Heritage Oaks – was inspired by a majestic oak tree in Saratoga. The chapter was formed by a group of women determined to expand our community’s access to the unique leadership, philanthropy service and cultural opportunities that NCL offers to mothers and daughters over a six year time frame.

Our Chapter has grown and flourished.  Today, Heritage Oaks inspires over 300 members to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware community contributors, philanthropists and leaders.

Past Presidents:

Jamie Chan 2022-2023

Kelly Smith 2021-2022

Pernille Bruun-Jensen 2019-2020

Sharon Bender 2018-2019
Rita Sadler 2017-2018
Allison Birdsall 2016-2017
Bonnie Stevenson 2015-2016
Anne Narragon 2013-2015
Terrie Creamer 2011-2013
Maria Guerra 2010-2011
Kathleen Herder 2009-2010
Debbie Sabella 2008-2009
Ann Beverly 2007-2008
Cindy Safe 2006-2007